Edward Snowden

More Americans Now Think Edward Snowden Did The Wrong Thing Than They Did a Few Weeks Ago

Many remain unsure


More Americans now think Edward Snowden did the wrong thing in releasing classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

According to the new poll, 38 percent of Americans think that Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, did the wrong thing, while 33 percent said he did the right thing. Still, 29 percent of Americans remain unsure about Snowden's actions.

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  1. do they not realize he is a new millennial libertarian pushing the movement forward?..lol….hate big government unless they are giving me free goodies

  2. Alternate headline: according to HuffPo poll, 67% of Americans are morons and don’t mind that government goons are capturing all nude photos taken by their teenaged daughters.

    Thanks, already figured that one out for myself when these people re-elected a child murderer to the most powerful position in the history of the world.

  3. The hell with Americans. Nothing more than sheep awaiting slaughter as far as I’m concerned. Very simple:Either you buy into liberty or you are collective property. Maybe Snowden went about it the wrong way but the smartest thing he did was get out.

  4. Polls are worthless. People are sheep, and there has been a surfeit of “Operation Mockingbird”-style character assassination from the government apologentsia this time around. They’re trying even harder than they did with Manning and Assange, despite Edward Snowden’s lack of a freak factor. Snowden may not be a “hero,” but he did the most morally correct thing a human being can do under the ridiculous circumstances in which he found himself. This isn’t an Alex Berenson novel where the protagonist is crafty, deadly and super-smart and supernaturally lucky enough to always make the right move. The kid (to me he’s just a kid, anyway) has made some bonehead moves that aren’t making him a lot of friends among the easily manipulated general populace. But really, whatever he does, he’s toast, just like the rest of us. There’s nowhere good to go. The walls have eyes and ears, everywhere. Go watch Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil.” We’re there. Anyway, since mere words don’t seem to cut it any more, I’ve taken to editorializing with music. Here’s one you can even dance to, about the crappy set of opportunities available to a young man these days. I’m sure Mr. Snowden sees himself in there somewhere. Maybe you do as well.

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